Once the symbol of American Motorcycles, Harley-Davidson is losing its footing

Motorcycle ridership is on the rise throughout the U.S. In 2014, there were 8.4 million motorcycle registrations, according to the Motorcycle Industry Council—almost double the number in 2000, when there were only 4.3 million. Female and millennial motorcycle riders...
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Netflix Needs Its International Boost

To compete with emerging and existing streaming services, Netflix is spending billions of dollars on original content, and it’s depending on international subscribers to fund it. The streaming company is working with a $6 billion content budget for 2017. Rival...
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AMC Networks Inc. Rakes in Revenue, as International Division Struggles

AMC Networks Inc., the company behind hit television shows “The Walking Dead” and “Better Call Saul,” announced, in a call to investors, that it was satisfied with their recent quarterly showing, despite problems it has abroad. The company showed year-over-year growth...
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Macy’s Not Engaging to Its 14 million Facebook Fans

Millions of people “Like” Macy's on Facebook but it isn’t turning enough of those followers into shoppers. The company has been one of the retailers named in a struggling market for not doing enough to get consumers in stores and the company is also lacking in online...
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A $999 iPhone could be disastrous for mobile carriers

While tech junkies and investors alike are frothing in anticipation of Apple’s new product unveiling on Tuesday, the telecommunications sector as a whole is feeling anxiety of a very different sort. The telecommunications sector is the economy’s worst performing...
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Running Out of Options: The Threat of Declining Competition

Kent Lundblad, 33 years old, tweeted his complaint last month to express his frustration with the two major internet providers in his hometown of Santa Rosa, California. Lundbald was a longtime Comcast client, since it is the go-to internet service provider in that...
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Uncertainty in November elections leads to anxious Americans and growth in comfort foods stocks

-Note that this a repost of an older article. Anheuser-Busch and Yum! Brands are up big in comparison to their numbers last year. BUD has seen a 25.87 percent and YUM is up 16.26 percent. According to therapists across America, this growth in comfort food stocks or...
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New York and Company hopes to turn it around with a Positive Q2 and Celebrity Partnerships

It is no secret that brick and mortar retail locations are feeling the impact of an increase in online shopping.  New York & Company, Inc., (NWY), best known as a womens wear-to-work retailer that operates 488 stores in 43 states, is one of the many retailers...
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Your Keys to Manageable Student Debt

Let’s be honest for a second. If you are preparing to spend the fall of 2017 at an institution of higher learning, whether it’s for a bachelor’s or master’s degree, chances are you’ll need to take out student loans. It’s not your fault. You didn’t do anything wrong....
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Why Shake Shack Needs to Start Acting Like McDonald’s

For midtown Manhattan resident Stephen Rechner, 58, a trip to Shake Shack is something special. He has been a fan of the fast-casual burger chain since its first branch opened in New York City’s Madison Square Park in 2004, and he doesn’t hesitate to make special...
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Energy Transfer Partners Struggles Towards Top Spot

Energy Transfer Partners Struggles Towards Top Spot

All Kelcy Warren wants is to join the big league of energy companies. Instead his Texas-based pipeline company Energy Transfer Partners has become the whipping boy for all of the industry’s deeds. Warren, the son of an oilfield worker from rural East Texas, founded...

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Tesla’s New Lemon isn’t One of its Cars

Tesla’s New Lemon isn’t One of its Cars

Rick Marotta remembers how Tesla used to be, driven by word-of-mouth sales and known for intimate service. The company he’s dealt with lately is losing that personal touch. Marotta, a New York-based musician, became enamored with his friend’s Model S during a speedy...

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IBM is Back to the Future

Ginni Rometty, left no room for doubt in drafting International Business Machines’ path to the future: “I believe we have reached a turning point in our journey,” the CEO said, addressing the company’s investors in March of this year. “IBM is now emerging as a...

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Imagining a J.C. Penney-less World

Imagining a J.C. Penney-less World

In the not too distant future, teens will hang around malls in the outskirts of towns just as we did, only this time instead of buying Fro-Yos and hitting the shops with friends, they’ll be rollerblading through derelict buildings. The future for department stores...

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